23 Galileo Galilei quotes about God, science, mathematics and more

Galileo Galilei was born in 1564 in Pisa, Italy. As a polymath his expertise were in multiple fields including astronomy, physics, and engineering.

Many people have called him the father of…

  • observational astronomy
  • modern physics
  • modern science

That’s a lot of fathers.

None-the-less, the guy has added an awful lot to the human race through his ideas and experiments.

Below are his best best quotes revolving around the subjects of religion, science and mathematics.

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Facts which at first seem improbable will, even on scant explanation, drop the cloak which has hidden them and stand forth in naked and simple beauty.
Galileo
All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.
Galileo
Passion is the genesis of genius.
Galileo
By denying scientific principles, one may maintain any paradox.
Galileo
I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him.
Galileo
Wine is sunlight, held together by water.
Galileo
Nature is relentless and unchangeable, and it is indifferent as to whether its hidden reasons and actions are understandable to man or not.
Galileo
We cannot teach people anything; we can only help them discover it within themselves.
Galileo
Measure what is measurable, and make measurable what is not so.
Galileo
In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.
Galileo
Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe.
Galileo
I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.
Galileo
The Bible shows the way to go to heaven, not the way the heavens go.
Galileo
In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.
Galileo
There are those who reason well, but they are greatly outnumbered by those who reason badly.
Galileo
The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do.
Galileo
The Milky Way is nothing else but a mass of innumerable stars planted together in clusters.
Galileo
I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.
Galileo
It vexes me when they would constrain science by the authority of the Scriptures, and yet do not consider themselves bound to answer reason and experiment.
Galileo
I think that in the discussion of natural problems we ought to begin not with the Scriptures, but with experiments, and demonstrations.
Galileo
What ever the course of our lives, we should receive them as the highest gift from the hand of God, in which equally reposed the power to do nothing whatever for us. Indeed, we should accept misfortune not only in thanks but in infinite gratitude to Providence, which by such means detaches us from an excessive love for Earthly things and elevates our minds to the celestial and divine.
Galileo
Where the senses fail us, reason must step in.
Galileo
It is surely harmful to souls to make it a heresy to believe what is proved.
Galileo

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